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California Employment Law: An Employer's Guide, Revised and Updated for 2022

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This valuable reference is updated to address new developments in 2021, including:

• New prohibition against rounding of meal period time punches.

• New requirement that employees be paid premiums for missed meal and rest breaks at the same “regular rate” as is used for calculation of overtime.

• New requirements for severance agreements, including five-business-day waiting period.

• New restrictions on non-disparagement agreements that prohibit language preventing employees from disclosing unlawful conduct.

• Expansion of California Family Rights Act to include parents-in-law.

• New Cal/OSHA penalties for “enterprise-wide” and “egregious” violations.

About the Author

James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is managing partner of the Irvine, California, office of the labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP. His practice involves trials, arbitrations, and appeals of employment law claims. He also has more than 30 years of experience advising California employers about all aspects of labor and employment law, strategic human resource issues, and how to avoid employment claims and lawsuits.

He has spoken before many human resource, business, and industry organizations, and he taught labor and employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine for 16 years.

He received his undergraduate degree from New College of Florida and his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University.
AuthorJames J. McDonald, Jr.
Published Year2022
Page Count300